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Enron Investigation / Politics #652805

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 18, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The investigation into the collapse of the Enron energy company featured; CBS News poll results showing that people believe the Enron executives are guilty of wrongdoing shown.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Evidence that Enron Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay encouraged employees to buy Enron stock even after he knew the company had problems reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) Enron's political connections examined; details given of claims that Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to Enron executives in June 2001 in order to discuss a dispute over the Dobhal power plant in India. [White House Press Secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says members of President Bill Clinton's administration were also concerned about Enron.] [Former White House Press Secretary Joe LOCKHART - says the Clinton administration's dealings with Enron were done in public.] [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - says Enron donated to both political parties.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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